Chateau Cap de Faugeres Cotes de Castillon (Futures Pre-sale) 2009
Bordeaux Red Blends from Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux, France
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
"Lovely blueberry and mineral character, with hints of dried flowers. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine, slightly chewy tannins and a clean finish. A little austere.
Barrel Sample: 88-91"
"The 2009 is possibly the best Cap de Faugeres yet made, a sleeper of the vintage, and a realistically priced one at that. A blend of 85% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon that hit 14% natural alcohol, the wine displays loads of charcoal, blackberry, espresso roast and white chocolate. It is full-bodied, unctuously textured, with very sweet tannin and stunning purity, texture and length. This is a super-duper wine, bottled unfined and unfiltered under the guidance of the consultant Michel Rolland. Drink it over the next 10+ years.
Under new proprietor Silvio Denz, the wines from this property, as well as his Chateau Faugeres in St.-Emilion, have gotten better, even by the high standards maintained by the previous proprietor."
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Learn About Chateau Cap de Faugeres
Chateau Cap de Faugeres is located in the Cotes de Castillon with its vineyards directly on the St. Emilion border and adjoining those of the St. Emilion Grand Cru, Chateau Faugeres. Both properties are owned by Corinne and Peby Guissez, with Cap de Faugeres producing wine that is the equal of many St. Emilion Grand Crus.
The estate consists of 26 hectares of vineyards planted...
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